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People say we're running out of energy. That's only true if we stick with these old 19th century technologies. We are awash in energy from sunlight.

 

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Proposal: 100% Renewable Energy is Feasible and Affordable

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Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2014 12:42 AM by AlexMuller

One of the greatest promises of the high-tech future, whether made explicitly or implicitly through shiny clean concept sketches, is that we will have efficient energy that doesn’t churn out dangerous and damaging pollutants into the atmosphere and onto the streets.

 
But here in the present, politicians and even many clean energy advocates maintain that a world run on hydrogen and wind, water and solar power is not yet possible due to technical challenges like energy storage and cost.
 
Yet Stanford University researchers led by civil engineer Mark Jacobson have developed detailed plans for each state in the union that to move to 100 percent wind, water and solar power by 2050 using only technology that’s already available. The plan, presented recently at the AAAS conference in Chicago, also forms the basis for The Solutions Project nonprofit.
 
“The conclusion is that it’s technically and economically feasible,” Jacobson told Singularity Hub.
 
The plan doesn’t rely, like many others, on dramatic energy efficiency regimes. Nor does it include biofuels or nuclear power, whose green credentials are the source of much debate.
 
The proposal is straightforward: eliminate combustion as a source of energy, because it’s dirty and inefficient. All vehicles would be powered by electric batteries or by hydrogen, where the hydrogen is produced through electrolysis rather than natural gas. High-temperature industrial processes would also use electricity or hydrogen combustion.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-02-18
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the meeting was on the 2nd and not the 3rd. I would love to attned, but if the meetings are on tuesdays then I can't join -_- I am only free Wednesday after 12:30pm, All day on Mondays, and on the weekends. You see, I am a regular attnedee of various FL anime conventions such as Jacon ( when it was going), Florida anime experience, and Megacon. I am looking forward to attneding Umicon Daytona next year since I was unable to this year. I have been a collector of anime since 2001 and I am into RPG video games ( like final fantasy), guitar hero/rock band, DDR, and various other types of random awesomeness. Looks like this guild was the right place for me, but I want to be able to attned the meetings *sigh* Reply


 

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